Why just following metrics is a bad thing (and what you should be following)

Every company and resume these days say they are data or metrics driven.  We take data for granted at this point and assume you are a metrics/data based decision maker if you work online.  I’m reading Web Analytics 2.0 and loving it!  There are a couple of key take-aways that we metrics followers have to identify before …

The Happiest Day of the Year: Your ESPN Fantasy Baseball League is Ready

Today is Christmas, New Years, July 4th and the first day of school all rolled into one!The beginning of Fantasy baseball season.  Be on the look out for team updates…. Sorry folks, its just the way it has to be. Welcome to ESPN Fantasy Baseball. Your The League league has been successfully created. With the …

Five things I learned about real work from fantasy baseball

I am a huge baseball fan.  I consume it, read blog and books about and have been in some sort of fantasy baseball league for over 13 years.  Playing fantasy baseball has taught me a few things that I apply to my work. 1. The focus on what people do on the field and not …

Why companies fail – Change ain’t easy

I work at AOL. Just saying AOL conjures up tons of thoughts. Aol is associated with disks in the mail, the phrase “You’ve got mail!”, your first internet experience and being finished as a company (sorry gang that’s peoples association). In the four plus years I’ve been at AOL working in the same department I’ve …